I'm trying to find a balance between the serious and the silly. I
care a lot about social justice and systemic change, but I also
just goof around and make art. Other important stuff: I am very
political, so if you don't identify as radical or left-wing, this
probably won't work.
What I’m doing with my life
I just moved to Toronto for a government-y type job.
I’m really good at
The one-liner. I might be quiet in some conversations, but I do
come out with snappy zingers at a reliable rate. I'm also a good
listener, with a fairly high success rate of suppressing glib
one-liners when they aren't appropriate.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have a deep voice, that is marked by a sort of personal accent of
mine. I enunciate very clearly, and always have. It's charming, I
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Everything by Robertson Davies and Kurt Vonnegut, Disgrace by J. M.
Coetzee, Larry's Party by Carol Shields, anything about Chinese or
Canadian history, Bowling Alone by Thomas Putnam, 1984 by George
Orwell (I don't care if everyone has to read it in high school, its
a good book and I'm standing by it!), Happiness (TM) by Will
Ferguson, Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham, The Life and Times
of Scrooge McDuck.
The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, Spirited Away, Ghostworld,
Adaptation, Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy, Sideways, Jurassic
Modest Mouse, The Smiths, Kid Cudi, Of Montreal, Vampire Weekend,
Owen Pallet, Arcade Fire, Julie Dorion, B. A. Johnson, XTC, Sufjan
Stevens, Allie Hughes, Jim Gutherie
The six things I could never do without
2. Some sort of 'quest' to be working over in my mind
3. Places to explore
6. A clay parrot I call "the Kenta Bird"
On a typical Friday night I am
With friends, either at a house party or at a show, or maybe the
theatre. In the late afternoon I was probably lying on the couch
either reading or watching Thursday night's episode of Parks and
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Me, at my worst moments, could easily be described as Nixonian.
You should message me if
you want to show off the best parts of Toronto.